DAAD offers grants in all academic disciplines to scholars at US and Canadian institutions of higher education to pursue research at universities, libraries, archives, institutes or laboratories in Germany. The aim of this particular program is to support short-term research stays and thus promote the exchange of experience and networking amongst colleagues. Grants are awarded for research and working projects and cannot be used for travel only. Airfare to Germany will not be covered and lecture tours, attendance at conferences or conventions, editorial meetings or extended guest professorships are not funded.
Scholars at US or Canadian universities or research institutions who hold the Ph.D. (or equivalent) and have been working in research or teaching full time for at least two years at the time of application and after receipt of the doctorate are eligible.
- Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or Canada. German nationals must have been affiliated with a US or Canadian institution in full-time employment for at least ten consecutive years.
- Applicants should possess adequate knowledge of the German language to carry out the proposed research.
- Applicants may not hold a DAAD grant and a grant from another German or German-American organization concurrently for the same project.
- Former recipients of DAAD research grants who wish to apply again may do so after a lapse of at least three years.
- A change of dates for recipients of the Research Grant for University Academics and Scientists is a rare exception granted only in special circumstances.
- Maximum amount: Monthly payments of EUR 2,000 for lecturers and assistant professors and EUR 2,150 for associate professors and full professors.
- Maximum duration: 1 – 3 months
- Full details regarding the DAAD Research Stays
Submitting Your Application
- Applications must be submitted via cuResearch, through which Departmental and Associate Dean’s approval must be provided to complete the online application process.
- More information on cuResearch can be found here.
If you would like assistance with proposal development and/or a substantive review of your proposal, please contact the appropriate Research Facilitator.